Taco Tuesday Pick: Chico’s Tex Mex Opens in East Setauket


Jumps from food truck to restaurant space.

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Photo: Instagram

Picante Tex Mex food truck has parked itself in a new place. A location in East Setauket in what is a growing trend in food trucks that become brick-and-mortar restaurants. Now known as Chico’s Tex Mex, the food trucks operated in Port Jefferson, Saint James, and Huntington until recently.


Apps include standards like rice and beans ($3.00) and guac and chips ($4.99) but also includes waffle fries and queso ($3.99). The rest of the menu includes all the standard Mexican fare like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and chimichangas along with Mexican pizza, salad bowls and burrito bowls. Dessert includes churros ($2.50) and fried ice cream ($5).


Photo: Chico's Tex Mex Instagram


Reviews for the new restaurant are almost all positive on Yelp.


“The food here is awesome!  Tacos are fantastic - especially the crunchy ground beef and the shrimp,” said Allison W. of Stony Brook. “Will definitely be a go to place for us.”


Dara A. of Southampton said, “Great new spot, place was clean & bright. The staff was nice and helpful. We enjoyed the Crunch Ground Beef tacos and the Chicken Quesadilla. Everything was fresh, well seasoned and delicious! At the end they treated us to some hot churros! Thank you we will be back!!!”


Location: 30 North Country Road, East-Setauket, (631) 371-7777.